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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,464Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$636K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
480 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

71% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$813K

2014

$725K

2015

$636K

2016

Number of Claims

15,240

2014

14,817

2015

13,464

2016

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
FUROSEMIDE 872

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

867

prescriptions.

108

patients, 23% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 627

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

609

prescriptions.

93

patients, 19% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 428

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 339

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

72

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

VOLTAREN 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

LATANOPROST 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

P
DONEPEZIL HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

NYAMYC 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11
TRAMADOL HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

O
KLOR-CON SPRINKLE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

MYRBETRIQ 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
BUMETANIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 P
LEVOFLOXACIN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

A
SPIRIVA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

O
FINASTERIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

A
ROPINIROLE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Aug. 20, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.